Mildred L. Batts, a.k.a "Milli Mills", launched Millhouse Entertainment in 1998 in Memphis, TN. The name "Millhouse" originated from a portion of Milli's name, along with the idea that millions could be generated in her house of entertainment to help salvage the needs and appetite of desperately seeking artists, "Serving The Appetite Of The Hungry Artist".
It all began for Milli at the tender age of three, dancing around her living room at home with family and friends. At age seven, Milli's sister noticed the passion and talent Milli had and entered her in a high school talent show. After receiving enormous recognition from the experience, Milli knew that the entertainment industry was the place for her. From there stemmed several middle school and high school talent competitions. Being a small town girl with big dreams, Milli was influenced by Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and Prince in her early years.
Wanting to branch out into the business, Milli attended college and majored in a field closely related to entertainment to help solidify her career in the entertainment industry. That field was Speech and Theater with a concentration in Communications. Using her education as a vehicle and networking tool to place her in the environment, Milli received her first break in the industry at a nearby campus radio station AM 1590 KYDE in Pline Bluff, Arkansas as a student intern. Since her university days, Milli has worked in several markets for various radio stations including KIPR Power 92.3 Jams in Little Rock, AR and Delta Force II 104.9 (formerly KCLT) in West Helena, AR, where she served as the Program Director for two years.
For ten years, Milli was in the spotlight in the Memphis market while working for the following radio stations: WHRK K-97 FM, WLOK Gospel AM 1340, WMC-FM 100, KJMS, Smooth Jams 101.1 FM, KXHT Hot 107.1 FM, WSRR Star 98.1 FM and The River WRVR 104.5 FM. While burning up the airwaves, Milli continued to develop her managerial and operational skills with Millhouse Productions by managing and promoting Mid-South artists such as Mr. Del, Miscellaneous, L.E.N. , Men-E-Faces, Don Frison and Are'le.
The development of Milli's managerial skills blossomed when she joined a hip-hop dance troop in 1993 called Suave'ious. At the time, Mildred was an air talent for WHRK K-97 FM, with the stage name of "Milli Mills", and had inside access to upcoming concerts as well as concert promoters. This access, long with Mildred's charismatic personality, led Mildred to becoming the booking agent and publicist for the group Suave'ious. After seeing that she had a knack for promoting, managing and grooming, Mildred went to start her own entertainment company, Millhouse Entertainment.
Millhouse Records is a unit of Millhouse Entertainment founded in 2010 in Irving, TX.